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Erik Haula | Center | #56

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (182) / MIN
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Erik Haula (lower body) may get back on the ice Saturday.
"He's doing much better," coach Gerard Gallant said. Haula hasn't played since Oct. 13 because of a lower-body injury. Oct 21 - 11:21 AM

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Erik Haula is expected to miss at least one week with a lower-body injury.

It's assumed Haula was injured on the low hit that led to his fight. Regardless, he has no fantasy upside at the moment.
Oct 14 - 6:41 PM

Erik Haula was not present at practice today despite reports to the contrary.

Haula was placed on injured reserve, making room for Vegas to call-up Vadim Shipachyov. However, earlier reports had Haula practicing alongside Leipsic and Shipachyov. This should all be cleared up by head coach Gerard Gallant in his post practice press-conference.
Oct 14 - 3:36 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have placed Erik Haula on IR, making room to call-up Vadim Shipachyov from the AHL.

However, Haula is still practicing with the team and is alongside Shipachyov and Leipsic. There will likely be an update made available at the conclusion of practice. Haula's injury might have something to due with his fight with Tomas Tatar last night.
Oct 14 - 3:21 PM

Erik Haula is excited to be part of the Golden Knights.

Haula was selected in the expansion draft from Minnesota and he agreed to a three-year contract with the team. "You're starting to build your own legacy. Nothing has happened [in Vegas] before. Everything is new," said Haula. "It's a great opportunity for everybody, so you just start building from there. Everyone is new, so we've just got to kick it into gear as fast as possible and spend a lot of time with the guys on the team and get to know each other. I'm really excited for this opportunity in my career." He is expected to kill penalties and has proven over the last two years that he is capable of contributing offensively.
Aug 12 - 3:22 PM

Erik Haula has signed a three-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Haula's new deal will have an annual average value of $2.75 million. He was slated to be a restricted free agent on July 1.
Jun 21 - 10:33 PM

Erik Haula has been selected by Vegas from the Minnesota Wild in the expansion draft.

The Golden Knights also acquired prospect Alex Tuch for third-round pick in 2017 or 2018. Haula recorded 15 goals and 26 points in 72 games last season. He is expected to sign a multi-year contract with the Golden Knights.
Jun 21 - 10:15 PM

Erik Haula will reportedly sign a multi-year deal with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Agreeing to terms with Haula will prevent the Golden Knights from taking players like Eric Staal, Matt Dumba or Marco Scandella in the expansion draft. According to sources, the Wild will also give up prospect Alex Tuch to Vegas and get a conditional draft pick in the move.
Jun 21 - 10:37 AM

The Vegas Golden Knights might select Erik Haula from the Minnesota Wild in the upcoming expansion draft, according to the Minneapolis Tribune's Michael Russo.

It would be an interesting decision because the Wild left Eric Staal, Matt Dumba and Marco Scandella unprotected. Of course, it's entirely possible that Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is giving the Golden Knights some type of compensation to pass on that trio of players. Haula, 26, had 15 goals and 26 points in 72 games last season. He's scheduled to become a restricted free agent on July 1st.
Jun 20 - 11:15 PM

Erik Haula (undisclosed) is ready to return for Game 5 on Saturday.

Haula sustained the injury in Game 2 and then aggravated it by playing in Game 3. He was unable to participate in Wednesday's contest as a result. Haula had 15 goals and 26 points in 72 regular season contests.
Apr 21 - 4:00 PM

Erik Haula (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 5 on Saturday afternoon.

"I'm hoping he's available," said coach Bruce Boudreau. Haula wasn't able to play Wednesday after he sat out practices before Games 3 and 4 due to an undisclosed injury.
Apr 21 - 10:22 AM

Erik Haula (undisclosed) won't return for Game 4 on Wednesday.

Haula missed Saturday's practice for maintenance, but still logged 10:46 minutes of ice time in Game 3 on Sunday. He had 15 goals and 26 points in 72 regular season contests.
Apr 19 - 4:27 PM

Erik Haula (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 4 on Wednesday night.

He didn't take part in the team's morning skate. Haula logged 10:46 of ice time on Sunday after he missed Saturday's practice for maintenance.
Apr 18 - 12:52 PM

Bruce Boudreau spoke after practice and said Erik Haula missed practice to take a maintenance day.

This likely means Haula will be ready for Game 3 after he took a mean punch from Alex Pietrangelo at the conclusion of Game 2. Boudreau also added that Haula is feeling a little sore and the team didn't feel the need to push him at practice. Haula's status will be updating prior to Game 3 on Sunday.
Apr 15 - 4:09 PM

Erik Haula is not taking part in the Minnesota's practice on Saturday.

Haula took a huge punch from Pietrangelo after the final whistle of Game 2 and it's possible he is still feeling the effects. There will likely be an update on his condition after practice.
Apr 15 - 3:23 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Vadim Shipachyov
2Cody Eakin
3Erik Haula
4William Karlsson
5Tomas Nosek
6Reid Duke
7Mikhail Grabovski
LW1David Perron
2Jonathan Marchessault
3Oscar Lindberg
4William Carrier
RW1James Neal
2Reilly Smith
3Alex Tuch
4Brendan Leipsic
5Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
6David Clarkson
D1Nate Schmidt
2Colin Miller
3Jason Garrison
4Brayden McNabb
5Deryk Engelland
6Luca Sbisa
7Jon Merrill
8Brad Hunt
9Clayton Stoner
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Malcolm Subban
3Oscar Dansk